The Learning Center recently participated in the 2016 CEDAR (Coal Education Development and Resources) of Virginia Regional Coal Fair held at the Coronado Mine Rescue Training Facility located in Oakwood, VA. Students from surrounding area counties entered nearly 400 coal projects in the following categories: Art, English, Math, Music, Science, Social Studies, and Technology.
The Learning Center had 9 student winners and 1 adult winner in the 2016 CEDAR Coal Fair:
Alexandra Jessee – 3rd place Math (5th-8th grade)
Caleb Nunley – 3rd place Math (9th-12th grade)
Daniel Johnson – 3rd place English (9th-12th grade)
Abigail Carter – 3rd place Art (5th-8th grade)
Rylan Smith – 1st place Social Studies (K-4th grade)
Austin Gardner – 3rd place Social Studies (5th-8th grade)
Abigail Jessee – 1st place Social Studies (9th-12th grade)
Maitlyn Trent – 2nd place Social Studies (9th-12th grade)
Caylee Jessee – 2nd place Technology (K-4th grade)
Becky Johnson – 1st place Coal Fair Coordinator (5th-8th category)
The winners were recognized at the 2016 Student and Teacher Awards Banquet held on Saturday, April 30 where they received ribbons and cash awards. Congratulations to all our winners!!
Our high school students recently participated in the VFW Voice of Democracy essay contest. Dalton (pictured 3rd from left below) won 1st place at the local post level and 1st place at the district level. Abigail (pictured 5th from left below) won 3rd place at the local post level.
The veterans from VFW Post #8652 presented the winners with certificates and cash awards.
Our middle school and high school students participated in the 29th Annual Lonesome Pine Short Story contest and the 12th Annual Lonesome Pine Poetry contest. There were over 50 entries in the high school category and more than 80 entries in the middle school category.
Conner (pictured on left below) won 2nd place in the middle school category with his story “Five Golden Rings”. Dalton (pictured on right below) won 2nd place in the high school short story category with his story “Goodnight Nathan” and 2nd place in the high school poetry category with his poem “A Father’s Son”.
Both students received certificates and cash awards presented at the John Fox, Jr. Literary Festival held at Mountain Empire Community College.